October 10, 2022The next Information Bulletin is Monday, Oct. 17, 2022.
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Interested in discovering your vocation or learning about the priesthood?
Any young man who is interested in learning more about the priesthood or how to follow Jesus' call in his life is invited to attend a St. Andrew Dinner on Monday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie. A light dinner will be served followed by a talk by Bishop Persico, along with vocation stories shared by some of our priests, and will conclude with Eucharistic adoration. To sign up, please contact St. Jude Parish at 814-833-0927. Contact Father Scott Jabo with questions at 814-824-1200 or by email at SWJabo@eriercd.org. See attached flier for details.
International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter
The Catholic Foundation is happy to share the attached October edition of the International Catholic Stewardship Council newsletter. Pastors and parish staff are encouraged to read and share this publication with their parishioners, using all or parts of it for their parish bulletin, with credit to the author/source.
#iGiveCatholic registration closes Nov. 2
The registration deadline to participate in #iGiveCatholic is Nov. 2. New this year, you must register your parish, school or ministry at https://erie.igivecatholic.org/register to participate. The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania will no longer register organizations. Registration instructions and other helpful resources can be found at https://www.cfnwpa.org/giving-options/igivecatholic/igivecatholic-resources. Organizations that register by Oct. 19 will be eligible for the drawing of four cash prizes of $250. Contact Kathy Grisier with questions at email@example.com or 814-824-1236.
Microsoft to discontinue support for Windows 8 operating system
If you are still on Windows 8 or 8.1, Microsoft is cutting its support for this version on Jan. 10, 2023. You must either upgrade your computer operating system or replace your PC before this date. If you continue using your Windows 8 machine after Jan. 10, 2023, you run the risk of exposing your parishioners’ private information to hackers. Identity theft is a prevalent crime. Once hacked, even computers on the same network that don’t contain parishioner information can become a threat to information on your PC. Upgrading or replacing computers running out-of-date applications like Windows 7 and Windows 8 is important. Microsoft also is retiring Office 2013 on April 11, 2023. Using old versions of Microsoft Office can also be a threat because Microsoft stops issuing security upgrades for retired applications. You can purchase Office through the Diocese of Erie. Inquiries may be directed to Kathy Papalia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-824-1184.
World Mission Sunday
Attached please find a letter from Bishop Lawrence Persico concerning the collection for missions to be taken up on World Mission Sunday on Oct. 23. Pastors are asked to promote this collection in a significant way the weekend of Oct. 15-16.
World Mission Month/Mission Rosary reminder
The Mission Office of the Diocese of Erie reminds parishes that are participating in the World Mission Sunday and Mission Rosary initiatives to place rosaries in a noticeable place in their churches in October. For more information, contact Mission Office Director Indira Suarez at email@example.com or 814-824-1231.
Marriage Matters newsletter released
See the attachment for the most recent Marriage Matters newsletter from the Tribunal.
Angel Tree is a copyrighted name
The Chancery of the Diocese of Erie has been made aware that Prison Fellowship Ministries holds the copyright to the name Angel Tree, which some parishes use for their Christmas gift program for needy children. Prison Fellowship Ministries is asking those using the name to please choose another name for their program. If you receive a call from anyone at Prison Fellowship Ministries, ask them to contact Sister Kathleen Dietz, FSO, or Deacon Frank Hannah at the Chancery at 814-824-1130.
#iGiveCatholic yard signs and offertory envelopes available
#iGive Catholic yard signs and offertory envelopes are available for all eligible participating Catholic schools, parishes and ministries. Each organization may request up to two yard signs and up to 500 envelopes. The envelopes are ideal for donors who are unable to make online gifts, those who will make donations of less than $20 or those who make large gifts and would like to avoid associated credit card fees. To place an order, contact Kathy Grisier at the Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-824-1236.
Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for the latest position openings. Here’s a quick link to diocesan, school and parish jobs: https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html. For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers.
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St. Andrew Dinner
World Mission Sunday letter
Encounter Jesus Christ
St. Jude Day of the Dead
St. Andrew Salisbury steak dinner
St. Martin Center job announcement
Cash bingo to benefit parish ministries
Erie’s St. Mark the Evangelist and Mount Calvary parishes, and St. James Parish Youth Ministry are sponsoring a cash bingo night on Oct. 16 at St. James Place, 2622 Buffalo Road, Erie, to benefit religious education and youth ministry and the charitable works of Knights of Columbus #13826. Doors open at noon, with bingo starting at 1 p.m. Food, water and soda are available for purchase. BYOB. There will be a basket auction and 50/50. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased in advance. Each ticket stub is entered into a $250 cash giveaway. Tickets can be purchased at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Office, 695 Smithson Ave., Erie. Contact the parish office at 814-899-3000, or Frank at 814-823-2528.
The Mercy Center for Women and the Primary Health Network will be holding their “Harvest Your Health Fair” on Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mercy Anchor Community gymnasium, 1012 E. 28th St., Erie. More than 25 vendors will be on hand to administer flu and COVID-19 shots, and share employment opportunities as well as housing and support services information available in the Erie area. The fair is free and open to the public.
Catholic music composer coming to St. Marys
St. Mary Parish in St. Marys is hosting Steve Angrisano, a Catholic composer and music missionary, on Oct. 24 at St. Mary Church, 315 Church St., St. Marys. He will give two prayer and musical presentations, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free. See the attached flier for details.
Dia de los Muertos young adult social
St. Jude the Apostle Church in Erie is hosting a night of food, fellowship and prayer for all young adults on Oct. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church, 2801 W. 6th St., Erie. Father Ross Miceli, pastor, will present the Catholic perspective of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Food, drinks and games will be provided. The event is free. Bring pictures of loved ones who have passed away. See attached flier for details.
Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit
St. Philip Church in Linesville will be displaying the International Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit. This exhibit, which was designed and created by Blessed Carlo Acutis, is composed of 160 panels that include beautiful images and detailed descriptions of Eucharistic miracles that have occurred throughout the centuries. This exhibit will be displayed in St. Philip Social Hall, 401 S Mercer St, Linesville, on Oct. 29 from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Oct. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. This exhibit is also available for other parishes in the Diocese of Erie to use. If you would like to bring this exhibit to your parish or school, email Amanda at email@example.com.
Salisbury steak dinner
The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Salisbury steak dinner on Oct. 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish, 1116 W. 7th St., Erie. A 50/50 and Chinese auction will be available. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages three to seven, $7 for ages seven to twelve, and $30 for a family.
Women’s conference in Pittsburgh
The 2022 Joan of Arc Ministries Women's Conference (formerly called Catholic Women's Fellowship), RESTORE, will be held on Nov. 5 at North Catholic High School, 1617 Route 228, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, 16066. The event includes talks by Heather Khym from the Abiding Together Podcast, Katie Prejean McGrady from Sirius XM radio, and Father Joe Freedy. Join together with hundreds of women for Eucharistic adoration, confession, a time of prayer devoted to Our Lady, and a 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass with Bishop Mark Eckman. Ticket price of $50 includes breakfast and lunch. Details and registration at www.joanofarcministries.com. See flier for details.
Turkey bingo fundraiser in Sharon
St. Anthony Parish in Sharon is hosting a turkey bingo on Nov. 6. Doors open at 12 p.m. with bingo starting at 1 p.m. The event is located at the Antonium church hall, 804 Idaho St., Sharon. Cost is $20 for one pack, $25 for two packs and $30 for three packs. Prizes include gift cards to D’Onofrio’s and Walmart. A 50/50 raffle, gift baskets and food will be available.
Teacher at St. Martin Early Learning Center
St. Martin Early Learning Center in Erie is seeking full and part-time teachers. A bachelors degree in education or Human Services is preferred. For full position details, see attached flier.
Preschool teacher at St. Gregory Parish School
St. Gregory Parish School in North East is seeking a full-time teacher for three- and four-year-old preschool. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html.
Director of Parish and School Financial Services
The Diocese of Erie is looking for an organized, dedicated and detail-oriented candidate for the position of director of Parish and School Financial Services. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html.
President of Shenango Valley Catholic School System
Shenango Valley Catholic School System, Inc., a private educational institution of the Diocese of Erie for students in pre-K through 12th grade, is seeking to fill the position of president. For full position details and the application process, go to https://eriercd.org/employment.html.
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